Golf Christmas Gift Ideas – Head to Toe Apparel

Written by: Tony Korologos | Sunday, November 30th, 2014
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Below are my top golf apparel Christmas golf gift suggestions. Each item below has a link and image which you can click for the full Hooked On Golf Blog review.  I cover a golfer’s wardrobe from head to toe, including underwear.  Enjoy!

Undies

Dunning Merino Wool Boxer Brief Base Layer

Dunning Merino Wool Boxer Brief Base Layer

Dunning makes amazing merino wool sport underwear. Can undies shave strokes off your game? Why take the chance of not wearing these and never knowing?

Shorts

Tattoo Golf Shorts

Tattoo Golf shorts

Tattoo Golf makes a fantastic line of golf shorts.  Very sharp, classy, and yes they do have skulls on them. Rock it.

Socks

kentwool tour golf socks

kentwool tour golf socks

Kentwool makes the best golf socks on the planet. I just gave away about 25 pairs of cotton socks because I refuse to wear crappy cotton socks anymore after wearing Kentwools. Simply the best golf socks anywhere.

Golf Shoes

FootJoy DNA Golf Shoes

FootJoy DNA Golf Shoes

The new FootJoy DNA golf shoes are fantastic. These have been my gamer golf shoes for ALL of 2014, and they’re still going strong.

Sweater

Bobby Jones Baby Alpaca 1/4 Zip Sweater

Bobby Jones Baby Alpaca 1/4 Zip Sweater

I’m in love with my new Bobby Jones 1/4 Zip Baby Alpaca Sweater.  The fur on this piece is so soft, does not itch, and it is stunningly attractive.

Bobby Jones himself would love to wear this piece.

Golf Polos

I’ve reviewed so many great polos by so many different manufacturers it was hard to pick just one.  So here are three below.

Bobby Jones XH20 Aero Polo

Bobby Jones XH20 Aero Polo

Greg Norman ML75 Polo

Greg Norman ML75 Polo

Nike Golf Innovation Men's Golf Polo

Nike Golf Innovation Color Men’s Golf Polo

Outerwear

Sunice Tornado Bollon Jacket

Sunice Tornado Bollon Jacket

Sunice makes some incredible outerwear, 100% waterproof but won’t compromise your comfort or golf swing.  Check out the Tornado Bollon Jacket.

Belt

Mission Belt

Mission Belt

I’ve been digging my all-red Mission Belt, especially when supporting my Utah Utes football and basketball.  To make it even better, I put a Ute logo on the buckle.

Hat

Bridgestone Golf hat with Utes logo  = beautiful!

Bridgestone Golf hat with Utes logo = beautiful!

Speaking of my Utes, Bridgestone Golf is now making Collegiate Team Logo hats.  Winner.


CarveOn Leather Golf Yardage Book Cover

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
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CarveOn is a company based in County Kildare Ireland which makes handcrafted personalized leather goods like wallets, books, purses, keychains, and more. CarveOn also makes a few golf related leather goods. Today we are looking at their yardage book cover, which can also double as a golf scorecard holder.

Carve On Yardage Book Cover

Carve On Yardage Book Cover

With its fine leather and combination of old school and modern construction, the CarveOn yardage book exudes class. Add the Hooked On Golf Blog skull logo and it goes beyond classy to a realm beyond imagination.

The yardage book cover has several customizable areas. First you can see on the front cover of the first image that there is the HOG logo, plus at the bottom you can see my name. On the inside top of the cover (image below) you can see more custom text.

yardage book inside

Carve On Yardage Book Cover Inside

I wondered how the HOG logo would translate to this unit and I’m very impressed. The logo and customization look to be laser etched from the leather with very high precision and superb quality.

The leather itself is very plush and soft. I pet it occasionally…

The packaging CarveOn put into this is quite amazing as well (image below).

Carve On Product Box

Carve On Product Box

The outside of the box is also laser etched, and the inside sports some very cool protective and artistic layers. The packaging along with the actual product would make this a fantastic holiday, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, birthday, or Christmas gift.

Conclusion

This is not an everyday inexpensive yardage book cover.  At about $125 USD (79 pounds) the CarveOn is no for everyone’s budget.  If you have the dough to spend for yourself or as a golf gift, and want the highest quality and classiest yardage book cover you can get, this is the one for you.  Customization makes it even better.

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Holiday Golf Gift Guide – Golf Apparel

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, December 2nd, 2013
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There are so many great golf apparel companies which make some fantastic threads. Here are a few quick gift suggestions for the golfer on your Christmas list. Each short description includes a link to the original Hooked On Golf Blog review.

Tattoo Golf Clubhouse Collection Polo – $49

Tattoo Golf Clubhouse Collection Golf Polo

Tattoo Golf Clubhouse Collection Golf Polo

Tattoo Golf’s Clubhouse Collection Polo is a very comfortable and sharp looking golf polo. The fabric, 100% woven polyester, is high on comfort and low on management. The fabric resists wrinkling and doesn’t need to be ironed if you take it right out of the dryer.

Not only is the polo very comfortable and high performance, it is adorned with the timeless signature Tattoo Golf skull and cross club bones.

Brilliant.

Dunning Base Layer

Dunning Merino Wool Boxer Brief Base Layer

Dunning Merino Wool Boxer Brief Base Layer

Staying warm on the golf course is imperative for comfort and playing well in cold conditions. If I’m not warm, my back tightens up and the swing goes bad. Very bad.

The Dunning Golf base layer is a system you wear under your normal golf threads. The base layer system can include a long or short sleeve merino wool undershirt as well as merino wool boxer-briefs.

My personal experience with the Dunning base layers has been nothing short of fantastic, on and off the course.

Nike Golf Hyperadatpt Storm-FIT Jacket – $280

Nike Storm Fit Jacket

Nike Storm Fit Jacket

If you were to give this $280 jacket as a gift, you’d be telling someone they’re very special. This is the same jacket the likes of Rory McIlory and Tiger Woods had in the bag at the 2013 British Open.

The Nike Hyperadapt Storm-FIT Jacket is an amazing performance golf jacket which a very stylish design. Most importantly, this jacket can hold off even the worst of Scottish rain and wind.

FORE!! Axel & Hudson Golf Apparel for Boys and Girls

FORE!! Axel & Hudson

FORE!! Axel & Hudson

Got a baby or youngster who could use some very classy golf apparel? Back on October 21, 2013 I posted a review of some of the products from FORE!! Axel & Hudson, makers of very stylish and classy golf apparel items for ages 12 months to 12 years.

Included in the review: Crinkle Plaid Driver Cap, Poncho Stripe Shorts, two Golf Polos.

OGIO Groove Shorts – $90

OGIO Groove Golf Shorts

OGIO Groove Golf Shorts

2013 marked the year that the very cool company OGIO started to offer golf apparel to go along with their killer golf bags and accessories.

I’m thrilled with the comfort and style of my OGIO Groove golf shorts. These are made from 94% polyester and 6% spandex. The end result is mega-comfort, no wrinkles and easy care.

Greg Norman ML75 Golf Polo – $69

Greg Norman ML75 Polo

Greg Norman ML75 Polo

Here’s one you may find in your local apparel store or golf shop, the Greg Norman ML75 golf polo.

The ML75 is a very sharp looking polo which comes in some really great color combinations. The polo is made from a super fine microfiber polyester yarn which is so soft and smooth that the shirt feels like it is made from silk.

Switch Belt – $29

Switch Belts - click for HOG review

Switch Belts – click for HOG review

I’ve raved about Switch Belts many times. These are so cool.

Switch Belts are made from plastic. They come in one size and the wearer cuts them down for a tailored fit. There are 14 colors available in both the belt and buckles, which are interchangeable. That makes 196 different color combinations. Better budget some extra time for getting dressed in the morning.

Since the belts are made from plastic, they can be washed in the dishwasher. Yes, the dishwasher.


Holiday Golf Gift Guide – Golf Shoes

Written by: Tony Korologos | Sunday, November 24th, 2013
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Each year I write a holiday gift guide around Thanksgiving. I usually include many random items from golf equipment to golf apparel. Those articles feature a comment or two about the item, plus a link to my original product article or review.

I’m going to do something a little different this year. Rather than putting a bunch of random items into one post, I’m going to post a few more focused golf gift guides. This one will be shoes.

Holiday Golf Gift Guide – Golf Shoes

FootJoy M:Project

FootJoy M:Project Spikeless

FootJoy M:Project Spikeless

When looking back the the shoe reviews I’ve done this year, and there are many, I’d be inclined to give FootJoy’s new M:Project the best golf shoe of 2013. The M:Project is a departure for the normally conservative FJ in its appearance, in a good way. Not only are these shoes very stylish, they’re perhaps the most comfortable golf shoe from FJ I’ve ever worn.

The M:Project comes in spiked and spikeless flavors. Check out the Hooked On Golf Blog FootJoy M:Project golf shoe spiked review and the M:Project spikeless golf shoe review.

GoBe Prodigy Golf Shoes

GoBe Golf Shoes

GoBe Golf Prodigy-Black/Red Golf Shoes – click for more images

GoBe is a new player in the golf shoe market.

The new GoBe Prodigy golf shoe is a hybrid street/golf shoe with great comfort, performance and best of all, a very cool look.

The GoBe Prodigy shoes are 20x more water resistant than treated leather golf shoes.

Puma Faas Lite Mesh Golf Shoes

Puma Faas Lite Mesh Golf Shoe

Puma Faas Lite Mesh Golf Shoe

I really dig Puma golf shoes. They’re always very stylish and trendy, with all sorts of great innovations.

The Puma Faas Lite Mesh golf shoes are the lightest golf shoes on the planet (currently). They’re like wearing super-light sneakers, only more comfortable and better looking.

The treads are very innovative with their “SmartQuill” pattern and flex grooves. Great traction.

Ecco Tour Hybrid Wingtip

Ecco Tour Hybrid Wingtip Golf Shoes - click to see more

Ecco Tour Hybrid Wingtip Golf Shoes – click to see more

I’d have to say the best looking shoe I’ve reviewed in 2013 is the Ecco Tour Hybrid Wingtip. You could wear this shoe to a wedding, then run out to the adjoining golf course to squeeze in nine holes between the ceremony and the reception.

Not only are they fantastic looking, the Ecco Tour Hybrid Wingtip is as comfortable as wearing a pair of fuzzy bunny slippers.

Conclusion

Whether you’re going for comfort, performance, style or a bit of each, the list above has you covered for great holiday golf gifts!


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